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Saturday Series: Encountering the Awakened One

Sat 13th Apr : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Buddha statue on coloured background

A Saturday afternoon series from Suryaka, Sanghadhara, Aparajita and friends, running from mid-April until Buddha Day on 19th May. Come and experience and meet the Buddha through hearing some of the wonderful episodes in his life from the Pali Canon – the earliest written accounts of his life and teachings.

His ability to find just the right teaching and means of teaching to lead folk to liberation will surely inspire us and bring us into a more direct relationship with him. Expect story-telling, Sangha connection, meditation, ritual and reflection.

The sessions are here at the Centre and recordings will appear later on our YouTube channel. Each session stands alone so it’s fine if you miss any; just come to the ones you can. And no need to book or to bring anything special. Arrive from 1 pm with some lunch to settle in and have an informal chat if you like, and you’re also welcome to stay on afterwards for a cuppa.

Who is this Event for?

It's for anyone who has completed an introductory Buddhism course here, or has attended Saturday morning Tools for Living Your Life for six weeks or more. Please get in touch if you’re not sure. We hope this series will help bring the wider Sangha together, from newer folk to Order members, bringing energy connecting with the Three Jewels as we move towards Buddha Day.

Saturday Afternoon Dates and Topics

13th April: Meeting the Buddha: Encountering Presence - The Bahiya Sutta (Ud 1.10), with Silabodhi
20th April: Meeting the Buddha: Encountering Impermanence - The Mahaparinibbana Sutta (DN 16), with Buddhamaitri and Chapter
27th April: Meeting the Buddha: Encountering Imagination - Pingiya's Praises (Sn 5.16 and Epilogue), with Dharmakarunya and Prasadashila
4th May: Meeting the Buddha: Encountering Stagnation - The Padhana Sutta (Sn 3.2), with Sanghadhara and friends
11th May: Meeting the Buddha: Encountering Harmony - The Culagosinga Sutta (MN 31), with the Gosinga Community

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Supporting the Buddhist Centre

There is no charge to attend but we deeply appreciate donations. You can make regular or one-off online donations here; contactless card donations on our first-floor donation station next to the lift; or leave cash in the box by the till. Thank you, and do please get in touch with any queries.


Sat 13th Apr
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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